Ashleigh Hewson
Position Fullback/flyhalf
Date of birth 18 December 1979
Height 165cm
Weight 64kg

Biography

Ash Hewson has an enviable sporting CV having represented her country in rugby, cricket, soccer, touch and athletics. She learnt to play rugby growing up in Jervis Bay going to school with the local indigenous community, where they would play before, during and after school. Hewson received her first Wallaroos cap in 2009 against Samoa, and went on to represent Australia during the 2010 and 2014 Women's Rugby World Cups. In 2016, the talented flyhalf captained Sydney to back-to-back National Championships, scoring an incredible 45 points for her team during the tournament including three tries, nine conversions and four penalties. Sporting genes run in the Hewson family – her brother played professional rugby league. Her parents have so far watched every game that Hewson has played for her country.

Hewson led Sydney to its third consecutive national title in 2017, scoring an unrivalled 19 points in the Championship victory against the ACT, booting four conversions, two penalties and scoring a try.

2017

Hewson was selected to represent and captain Australia at the International Women's Rugby Series in New Zealand.